Well, it’s another out of time day for me, sorry! The world just ganged up on me this week to make sure I couldn’t get everything done.
I’m in the middle of preparing for my India trip, ordering things, making arrangements for while I’m gone, plus we have a big work meeting next week I’m prepping for. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We are doing hiking in Sikkim, so I have to take all the things you wear at altitude hiking – backpack, lightweight sleeping bag, long underwear, socks, layers, laundry soap, and on and on. It became clear a week or so ago that one suitcase isn’t going to work. I’m taking a big backpack and a big backpack suitcase. I can leave one in Gangtok while we make the hiking circuit since we land back in Gangtok before we go on to Rishikesh. I hope that works. I’m still going to need another suitcase in Delhi for all the stuff I buy there – spices, silks, jewelery. I may have to throw out the sleeping bag. No, can’t do that, it’s my really great one!!!
So that’s been my last week – getting my visa, ordering all my crap, and most of it is just the weight in my mind that will stay there until I have all of it in my suitcases and checked off my list.
Puzzement, though, is a serious facial cleanser for our days in Delhi. We have about three days in Delhi, and we are taking bandanas to put over our faces because the air is so foul and polluted, and you come back to your hotel with black gunk in your nostrils. I have a regular facial cleanser, but it occurs to me that I may need something stronger that won’t strip my face. Ideas? I tend to be dry and sensitive, so I can’t go all overboard with this. Maybe just use my normal and take some facial wipes to keep my pores clear through the day?
My iPad showed up today with its little wireless keyboard and case and, dang, it is so cute, it’s making me squeal like a girl. If I can do the wireless tethering to either my Verizon or AT&T cell phone, whenever I can find a wireless hotspot or 3g or Edge service, I may be able to post something or e-mail or just google something so I feel closer to home. But this iPad just made a bunch of room in my suitcase. I don’t have to take my mini computer or my Kindle, it will do double duty there.
And I’m a little over two weeks away from going. How did that happen? It seemed so far away not too long ago.
Well. You get some idea with those couple of paragraphs about how scattered my already scattered head is. Calming fragrances, what ones work? I’m thinking of that Kenzo UFO thing or the Tan Guiducci thingie or any of the Cdg Incense series. What calms you? Incense tends to do it for me, and I need a full dose now!